- Title: GHANA: EXHIBITION OF HAND-MADE METALWARE
- Date: 8th March 1974
- Summary: 1. GV Pan exhibition open air Plaza 0.08 2. CU Display case 0.10 3. MV Pan people in hall listen to Mr. King Bruce 0.21 4. SCU Audience listen 0.27 5. CU Mr. Nii Amugi, Paramount of Accra region 0.32 6. MV Exterior and sign "Blacksmiths Exhibition" 0.37 7. CU Agricultural equipment 0.42 8. SV Pan Rifles and agricultural equipment and knives 0.48 9. CU Bellows 0.51 10. CU Sign "Volta Region" Pan to weapons (2) 0.58 11. CU Sign "Brong-Ahafo Region" 1.00 12. CU Knives on display and pottery and agricultural equipment hoes and pick heads (2) 1.05 13. MV Display of house-hold equipment and kerosene burners 1.09 14. Bed-stead and metal containers from Brong Ahafo Region 1.14 Initials SC/1712 SC/1916 Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved
- Embargoed: 23rd March 1974 13:00
- Location: ACCRA, GHANA
- Country: Ghana
- Reuters ID: LVA9TM9CDVY142T5XO7179CEFPBR
- Story Text: An exhibition of metal products from all parts of Ghana opened in the capital, Accra on Wednesday (6 March) the 17th anniversary of Ghana's independence form Britain.
On show was the work of fitters, blacksmiths, metal workers and welders from Ghana's nine administrative regions. The articles -- mostly manufactured in small workshops -- included agricultural tools, fire-arms, household equipment and full burners.
The opening ceremony was chaired by Nii Amugi II, Paramount Chief of the Greater Acra Region.
Mr. King Bruce, speaking on behalf of Major K. B. Agbo, the Commissioner of Labour, Social Welfare and Co-operatives, said the exhibition was significant in the light of the ruling National Redemption Council's policy of self-reliance.
Mr. Bruce said Major Agbo had taken steps to examine the feasibility of setting up modern fully-equipped workshops for metal tradesmen.
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